Traffic smash in Easington Village

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A MAN has been taken to hospital following a traffic smash in Easington Village.

It happened in Hall Walk, close to the A19, shortly after 3pm on Thursday when two vehicles collided.

Two crews from Peterlee fire station as well as the Special Rescue Unit went to the scene.

One driver was extricated from his car using holmatro cutting equipment before he was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital.